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10-05-2016 08:18 AM  13 months agoPost 1
DennisH

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I have the 406 charger and love it.

I am currently using a 1350 watt power supply.

What is the max power supply I can use, and would it make much of a difference going to something over 1,500 watts, like maybe 2,000 watts?

Just wondering if the Duo will handle it, and be able to use a larger power supply.

Dennis

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10-05-2016 01:37 PM  13 months agoPost 2
Slowpoke

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You can use as big of a power supply as you like, the charger will pull what it needs from it. A 1500-1700 watt PS should let you use that charger to its full capacity.

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10-05-2016 01:41 PM  13 months agoPost 3
Slowpoke

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for some really good power supplies check out:

http://feathermerchantrc.com/

I've got 2 of his 74 amp running in series at 24 volts.

Good stuff.

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10-17-2016 10:05 AM  13 months agoPost 4
coolice

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Hey.

Just be aware that when using server power supplies in series, you ideally need to protect the charger against a lone psu failure/shutdown, as this is known to kill iCharger DUO's. Their input power stage doesn't take too kindly to sudden spikes in current draw as the input volts drop by half from 25 to 12 volts.

Ian

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10-23-2016 12:20 AM  13 months agoPost 5
Rojoalfa

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1000 watts per Channel... Two channels sync mode are 2000 watts...

A Good PS should be 1.20 more... So, a PS of 2400 watts is ok.

There Is a Good probability you run with no more than 1500 watts, so dont waste money running bigger PS.

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Saludos cordiales,

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10-23-2016 07:13 AM  13 months agoPost 6
DennisH

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I am using a 1400 watt power supply.

I have charged 6 22.2v 5000mAh batteries in parallel with "NO" problem on one channel. I had to see if it would do it.

I charged my 2 7.4v servo batteries on the 2nd channel.

Again, the 1400 was almost maxed out for the first 2 minutes, but didn't go overboard. After 2 minutes it sailed through the rest of the charge. Wattage was well below 1000.

I really don't see a need for anything bigger. Not yet anyway! LOL

Dennis

PS: I always put my batteries in storage mode after flying. I never let them get below 3.80 to 3.90 volts.

Next time I charge them, I will see how many mAh's I am putting back in the batteries. Just for my own information.

Thanks, Dennis

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